Gunmen abduct 17 ABU students on Kaduna-Abuja expressway

Report reaching us from multiple sources indicate that around 12 to 17 students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria have been taken hostage by suspected Kidnappers along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

The incident which reportedly occurred at the early hours of yesterday involved 300 Level students of the Department of French on their way to Lagos for the language immersion program at the Nigeria French Language Village (NFLV) in Badagry which was earlier interrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to Precious Owunna, a student of the Nigeria French Language Village in Badagry who confirm the news to The Abusites, One of the students was shot while trying to escape, while another woman was left behind because of her baby.

She said, “Am a UNN student also running my program in badagry, We got information that some of our student colleagues from ABU Zaria were kidnapped, around 17 of them. Someone tried to escape and was shot. The wounded person and a woman with a baby were left behind by the kidnappers.”

Information gathered from students of the department listed the victims to include Okafor Grace, Kyenpia Bulus, Dickson Afolabi, Jemimah Badmus, Aliyu. S. Adamu, Simnom Praise, Ziya Asoji, Elizabeth John, Victor Agbo, Precious Mutum, etc

The Kaduna Abuja road is notorious for Kidnapping. Earlier today, the Kaduna State Government reported that troops carrying out internal security operations rescued 9 persons kidnapped along the same road on Sunday afternoon.

Recalled that three final year students of the faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria were kidnapped on the same expressway earlier in August 2019.

The three students later regained their freedom after hug ransom was paid according to family members.


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